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From: Darren Garvey (lists.drrngrvy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-15 07:59:44

On 15/05/07, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Over at IRC, and on mailing list, it seems --toolset option confuses
> folks -- they extrapolate the syntax and try to use "--link=static"
> and so on.
> I think we probably better either:
> 1. Rename --toolset to --autoconfigure-toolset, or something.
> It might be better to disable auto-configuration for "toolset=foo" syntax
> at the same time, to make "toolset" feature no longer "special".
> 2. Remove "--toolset" completely. Retain autoconfiguration
> for "toolset=foo" and tell users to use "toolset=foo".

3. Allow command line options to override the settings that --toolset would
otherwise use (ie. defaults/user-config.jam settings).

Is that impossible? Why (it _seems_ a reasonable concept)?


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